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Neil Palmer named Six Senses’ new chief operating officer
BY Megan Whitby | 28 Sep 2021
Neil Palmer has been appointed as Six Senses’ chief operating officer (COO) to look after the brand’s growing portfolio of hotels, resorts and spas in 20 countries, with a further 34 properties signed into the development pipeline.
Xponential Fitness takes Rumble to Australia with master franchise deal
BY Tom Walker | 27 Sep 2021
Boxing-inspired fitness operator Rumble has signed a master franchise agreement in Australia, which could see at least 100 studios open in the country over the next five years.
Fittr raises US$11.5m In Series A round to grow its digital services
BY Tom Walker | 27 Sep 2021
Digital health and fitness platform Fittr has raised US$11.5m in a Series A funding round.
Pullman Hotels and Les Mills launch new boutique offering driven by team of global fitness ambassadors
BY Tom Walker | 27 Sep 2021
Hotel giant Accor has launched a new bespoke, premium fitness service for its upmarket Pullman Hotels & Resorts.
Report: Leisure shift drives wellness real estate during the pandemic
BY Megan Whitby | 24 Sep 2021
Hotels with wellness revenues exceeding US$1m (€852,700, £731,700) generated nearly 75 per cent more in total revenue per available room (TRevPAR) in 2020, compared to locations with wellness revenues of less than US$1m.
Canyon Ranch’s first urban wellness club to debut in Texas in 2023
BY Megan Whitby | 23 Sep 2021
US wellness lifestyle brand Canyon Ranch is curating a members-only urban wellness club concept to help its guests lead healthier happier lives.
Study: focus on fitness, not weight loss, to cut dangers of obesity
BY Tom Walker | 23 Sep 2021
People deemed obese should concentrate on exercise and staying fit – rather than dieting and weight loss – when it comes to cutting the risk of dying early.
Themed Entertainment Association sets up presence in China
BY Tom Walker | 23 Sep 2021
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has established an official presence in China, with a company registered in Shanghai.
Sibec Europe cancelled
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
The Sibec Europe show, scheduled to take place in Cologne, Germany, from 2 to 5 November 2021, has been cancelled.
Alchemy Springs Communal Bathhouse to revive San Francisco’s social bathing culture
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2021
Alchemy Springs Communal Bathhouse, a planned hydrothermal spa located in San Francisco’s Lower Nob Hill neighbourhood, has announced a vision to revive the city’s bathhouse culture and provide a place for community and wellness to intersect through social bathing.
Bjarke Ingels and Marc Lore reveal plans for Telosa, 'world's most sustainable city'
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
Plans have been revealed for a US$400bn city which could be the home for up to 5 million people in the US.
Trilogy Spa Holdings purchases spa asset management firm and its proprietary Spa Audit Service
BY Megan Whitby | 22 Sep 2021
Spa management and operations company Trilogy Spa Holdings has announced the purchase of Trinity Spa Advisors – a boutique spa asset management firm.
Swim England: 2,000 pools in danger of being lost forever
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
Swim England has warned that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever unless the government and local authorities "act immediately" and invest in replacing or refurbishing ageing facilities.
National Fitness Day to get millions of people physically active
BY Tom Walker | 22 Sep 2021
Sports Minister, Nigel Huddleston, has joined gym-goers this morning to kick-off the annual National Fitness Day, with thousands of free activities taking place across the UK.
Healing Hotels of the World taps Marina Efraimoglou and Mahesh Natarajan to host masterclasses on healing in hospitality
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2021
Global consortium of holistic hotels, resorts and retreats Healing Hotels of the World is hosting two online webinars aimed at finding answers as to how people can travel consciously as they face the effects of climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Until to launch high-end workspaces for fitness professionals
BY Tom Walker | 21 Sep 2021
A new high-end workspace, designed for the use of personal trainers, coaches and other health and wellness professionals, will open in central London in November.
Elegant spa opens in Budapest inspired by the River Danube and its native swans
BY Megan Whitby | 21 Sep 2021
A new spa has opened in Budapest, with design influenced by the city’s historical links to thermal bathing and the graceful forms of swans.
UK fitness sector could gain 5 million new members 'with right support'
BY Tom Walker | 21 Sep 2021
VAT reform, adjustments in business rates and a fitness-led high street regeneration push could see the UK's fitness sector gain 5 million more paying members by 2030.
WTS International announces Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Sep 2021
Spa consultancy and management firm WTS International has today announced the appointment of Barry Goldstein as chief executive officer (CEO).
Peloton's new commercial arm sets aim on the hospitality market
BY Tom Walker | 20 Sep 2021
Peloton has completed the merging of its commercial operations with Precor, the equipment brand it acquired earlier this year.
     
 


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31 Aug 2021
Fitness is most popular physical activity globally according to study by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum
Fitness is most popular physical activity globally according to study by Ipsos for the World Economic Forum   Fitness is the world's most popular physical activity and more than 50 per cent of people would like to spend more time exercising. The figures come from the new Global Views on Exercise and Team Sports study by Ipsos – conducted with the World Economic Forum – which explores attitudes to physical .... More>>
31 Aug 2021
New champagne visitor attraction by Casson Mann and Atelier Phileas takes visitors on a journey 'from the earth to the bubble'
New champagne visitor attraction by Casson Mann and Atelier Phileas takes visitors on a journey 'from the earth to the bubble'   A new visitor attraction and cultural destination, located at the foot of the historic slopes of Aÿ-Champagne commune, is taking a fresh approach to exploring the history of champagne. Pressoria – designed by Casson Mann and Atelier Phileas Architecture – blends original heritage architecture and contemporary .... More>>
30 Aug 2021
Further details revealed for Orlando's Peppa Pig theme park
Further details revealed for Orlando's Peppa Pig theme park   Merlin Entertainments has revealed further details of the first ever stand-alone Peppa Pig theme park, set to open at its Legoland Florida Resort in the US in 2022. Construction work is now well underway on the attraction, which will feature multiple rides, interactive attractions, themed play-scapes and water .... More>>
30 Aug 2021
Auberge Resorts to manage Leeu Collection’s latest luxury escape in Florence
Auberge Resorts to manage Leeu Collection’s latest luxury escape in Florence   Auberge Resorts Collection has been appointed by Leeu Collection to manage Collegio alla Querce, Auberge Resorts Collection in Florence, Italy. Set to open in 2023, the resort will stretch across pristine gardens on a rolling hill on the northside of Florence’s historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. .... More>>
30 Aug 2021
Intelivideo and ABC combine forces to create hybrid fitness offer
Intelivideo and ABC combine forces to create hybrid fitness offer   Intelivideo has signed a partnership deal with software specialist ABC Fitness Solutions, which will expand the reach of Intelivideo's digital fitness platform in North America. The companies have agreed to jointly develop and market Virtual Classes by Intelivideo – a new, integrated solution between ABC Fitness .... More>>
27 Aug 2021
Babor issues strategy update as CEO Michael Schummert announces resignation
Babor issues strategy update as CEO Michael Schummert announces resignation   The Germany-based skincare company Babor Beauty Group has outlined its new strategic course and announced its long-time CEO Michael Schummert will step down at the end of 2021. As of 2022, Schummert will assume the title of president premium private label and support Babor Beauty Group as an independent and .... More>>
27 Aug 2021
Peloton hits its first big hurdle as the company grapples with growing pains
Peloton hits its first big hurdle as the company grapples with growing pains   Shares in Peloton have fallen after the company revealed fourth-quarter losses. It also said that tactical changes to the business will hit profits until 2023. Fourth-quarter results saw the company reporting losses of US$313.2m against profits of US$89.1m a year ago in spite of revenues having increased 54 per .... More>>
27 Aug 2021
CG Funk joins Massage Heights’ exec team
CG Funk joins Massage Heights’ exec team   Massage Heights has appointed industry veteran, CG Funk, to its leadership team. Funk, who has more than 25 years of experience in the spa, beauty and franchise industries, has been named the company's senior vice president of culture and industry relations. Prior to joining Massage Heights, Funk operated a .... More>>
27 Aug 2021
PureGym goes global and considers IPO after 'rapid recovery'
PureGym goes global and considers IPO after 'rapid recovery'   PureGym says it is looking to expand its operations beyond Europe, after experiencing a strong recovery in business performance since reopening its clubs in April 2021. Reporting its first half results for 2021, the budget fitness operator said the six months to 30 June had been a "game of two halves" with Q1 .... More>>
26 Aug 2021
Johnson Health Tech launches into Africa
Johnson Health Tech launches into Africa   Johnson Health Tech (JHT) has acquired its distributor, Matrix Fitness South Africa. Following the deal, Taiwan-based JHT has become one of the first fitness equipment companies to have a wholly-owned subsidiary in Africa, reflecting the growth of the health and fitness market there. John Frayne, a director of .... More>>
26 Aug 2021
Golden Door joins Healing Hotels of the World
Golden Door joins Healing Hotels of the World   Iconic Californian health and wellness destination Golden Door is the latest location to join Healing Hotels of the World – a global consortium of holistic hotels, resorts and retreats. Golden Door focuses on personalised fitness, spa and nutrition programmes aimed to transform guests’ lives. Golden Door .... More>>
26 Aug 2021
Everyone Can initiative will study fitness provision for people with disabilities
Everyone Can initiative will study fitness provision for people with disabilities   A consultation has been launched to review the current provision of fitness and leisure facilities available for disabled people. Driven by industry body, ukactive, the consultation will study the measures that fitness and active leisure facilities have implemented in order to cater for disabled people and .... More>>
26 Aug 2021
Mindbreaks app targets mindfulness using 3D audio with biophilic sound
Mindbreaks app targets mindfulness using 3D audio with biophilic sound   Wellness specialist Delos has launched a new mindfulness app which utilises the innate human instinct to connect with nature and other living beings. Called Mindbreaks, the app uses 3D audio with spatially accurate biophilic sound to provide immersive, transformative and restorative sessions. By making users .... More>>
25 Aug 2021
Hussle signs fitness partnership with McDonald's
Hussle signs fitness partnership with McDonald's   EXCLUSIVE Fitness marketplace Hussle has signed a partnership deal with McDonald's, which will see it offer a fitness-based prize as part of the fast-food chain's annual Monopoly promotion. McDonald's selected Hussle as its gym partner of choice – rather than a single health club chain – as part of a .... More>>
24 Aug 2021
Langham gears up to open luxury hotel and Chuan-branded TCM spa in Jakarta
Langham gears up to open luxury hotel and Chuan-branded TCM spa in Jakarta   Langham Hotels and Resorts is scheduled to open The Langham, Jakarta in Indonesia on 9 September 2021, representing the brand's first property in South East Asia. “There’s been a tremendous amount of anticipation and interest about The Langham in this dynamic city over the years, and we’re beyond thrilled that .... More>>
19 Aug 2021
1Rebel pivots to open first local studio with new RIG workout concept
1Rebel pivots to open first local studio with new RIG workout concept   1Rebel, which has been partly dependent on commuter business in its central London locations, has pivoted to launch its first local studio in Hammersmith, west London. The 3,500sq ft club is part of 1Rebel’s strategy of launching local sites to cater to the new demographic of customers who are now working from .... More>>
18 Aug 2021
Rosewood São Paulo’s Asaya wellness haven to open within vertical garden tower in Q4
Rosewood São Paulo’s Asaya wellness haven to open within vertical garden tower in Q4   Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is forging ahead towards opening its first South American destination in Brazil in Q4 2021. Rosewood has been appointed by Groupe Allard to manage Rosewood São Paulo which will be housed in a historic, landmark building – formerly a maternity hospital in the center of São Paulo. The .... More>>
18 Aug 2021
Countdown begins for 17th World Leisure Congress 2022 in Dunedin, New Zealand
Countdown begins for 17th World Leisure Congress 2022 in Dunedin, New Zealand   The 17th World Leisure Congress will take place in Dunedin, New Zealand, from 12 to 16 December 2022. Organised in partnership between the World Leisure Center of Excellence (WLCE) - University of Otago and the World Leisure Organisation (WLO), the main theme for the event will be “Learn well, live well”. WLO .... More>>
18 Aug 2021
Cognitive intelligence training firm BlazePod secures US$8.5m funding
Cognitive intelligence training firm BlazePod secures US$8.5m funding   Sport and fitness tech firm, BlazePod, is expanding its US operations with the opening of its first US office in San Diego, California. Founded in 2017 by Israeli entrepreneur Yaniv Shneiderman, BlazePod is the creator of the Flash Reflex (FRX) training programme, which combines cognitive intelligence with .... More>>
18 Aug 2021
More US cities announce health club vaccine mandates
More US cities announce health club vaccine mandates   A number of US cities have begun announcing vaccine mandates for indoor facilities, including health clubs and fitness studios. Earlier this month, New York City became the first to require proof of vaccination for a variety of indoor activities. This was followed by Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego .... More>>
18 Aug 2021
Kings Dominion to launch 4D roller coaster as part of Jungle X-Pedition in 2022
Kings Dominion to launch 4D roller coaster as part of Jungle X-Pedition in 2022   Kings Dominion theme park in Virginia, US, will launch a 4D roller coaster in 2022, as part of an entirely new area at the popular attraction. The park is currently redeveloping and upgrading its existing Safari Village area, which will open in 2022 as the renamed Jungle X-Pedition. At the heart of the new .... More>>
18 Aug 2021
Andy Grant and Panorama Group join forces to create global destination development firm
Andy Grant and Panorama Group join forces to create global destination development firm   Panorama Group and Andy Grant have joined forces to create a new company providing global resort and entertainment development services. Focusing on the creation of all-in-one tourism destinations, the new entity – called Grant Leisure Inc (Texas) – will aim to offer "in-depth and complete services" across .... More>>
17 Aug 2021
£338m investment to transform active travel
£338m investment to transform active travel   The UK government is to invest £338m in transforming active travel through infrastructure upgrades, changes to The Highway Code and new requirements to ensure that active travel schemes' effects are properly assessed. The funding is part of the government's commitment to further support cycling and walking, after .... More>>
17 Aug 2021
The Well grows senior leadership team with two new appointments
The Well grows senior leadership team with two new appointments   Modern wellness brand The Well has announced two new hires; Doris Lopez as the VP of health and healing and Tara Cruz as the VP and GM of the brand’s spaces – The Well New York and The Well at Mayflower Inn. As VP of health and healing, Lopez will help develop and execute health and wellness strategies across .... More>>
17 Aug 2021
Disneyland's new spa features precious stone gifted by Californian Miwok Tribe Elder
Disneyland's new spa features precious stone gifted by Californian Miwok Tribe Elder   Disney’s Imagineers have created a brand new boutique retreat named Tenaya Stone Spa, opening 16 September 2021, at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Tenaya Stone Spa is a 6,000sq ft facility inspired by the spirit of nature, indigenous cultures of California and the Craftsman design of the .... More>>
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